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Robert S Rapp, MD
(541) 754-1260
950 29th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1964

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Roland Solensky
(541) 754-1150
3680 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Stephen Ray Stewart, MD
(503) 371-3512
830 Saginaw St S
Salem, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1974

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David Bryan Coutin, MD
(541) 382-1221
2446 NE Doctors Dr
Bend, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982

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Murray Douglas Joe, MD
(503) 656-0601
1508 Division St Ste 115
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, Or
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Clinic

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Roland Solensky, MD
(541) 754-1260
3680 NW Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1995

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George James Schunk, MD
(503) 364-8786
Salem, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1946
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or

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William Benedict Wood, MD
(212) 688-5065
5050 NE Hoyt St
Portland, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1958

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Michael John Barrett
(503) 620-5418
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mark Thomas O'Hollaren
(503) 228-0155
511 Sw 10th Ave
Portland, OR
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Allergy / Immunology

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The Human Terrain

Your body hosts whole colonies of microorganisms, and scientists are exploring
the beneficial roles many of them play in human health.

By Claire Sykes

June 2009

Your body teems with a world of microorganisms. Trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi munch away at your skin, crank out enzymes in your mouth and breed like crazy—all while you eat, work and play. The thought of all these critters might be a little discomforting. For the most part, though, you wouldn’t be alive without them.

Though microorganisms have been wriggling under scientists’ microscopes for centuries, little is known about how they affect human health. However, recent technological advancements now allow scientists to explore how colonies of microbes interact with the human body in something called the Human Microbiome Project (HMP).

Launched in 2007 as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Roadmap for Medical Research, this five-year, $100 million project involves dozens of scientists around the country. It’s also part of the International Human Microbiome Consortium (IHMC), which involves experts from Australia, Canada, Europe, China, Japan and Korea.

In 2002, American Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Joshua Lederberg came up with the term microbiome, defined as the totality of genomes—made up of DNA, the molecule that encodes genetic information—of all the microorganisms in any given environment, from a spot of saliva to a soil sample. Your body carries ten times as many microbial cells as human ones, which represents a hundred times the number of genes.

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Most of this vast, though individually tiny, swarm lives in the gastrointestinal tract. “The second most populated area is the mouth, because bacteria are introduced by food coming into the body and through contact with our hands and other surfaces,” says Joe Petrosino, PhD, an assistant professor in the molecular virology and microbiology department at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Flex Your Immunity's Muscles

Keeping the friendly microbes in your body happy and healthy is a good first step to keeping your immune system in fighting trim. But in a world awash in fears about the next big epidemic—swine flu? bird flu?—it helps to know what other natural weapons are out there for stocking an immunity arsenal.

Though not as famous as the oil pressed from the tree’s fruit, olive leaf has been equally prized throughout the centuries for its fever-fighting abilities. Today we know that olive leaf acts against a number of harmful microbes, including cold and flu viruses.

Long valued in Ayurveda, India’s traditional healing system, andrographis (A. paniculata) has been found to boost the production of the immune system’s white blood cells. It also promotes the release of interferons, substances that help keep viruses from multiplying.

Arabinogalactan (ARA), a fiber taken from the Western larch (Larix occidentalis), serves double immune du...

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